Things to Keep in Mind When Packing Your Backpacking Pack

When it comes to packing your backpacking backpack, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to the weight of your pack. Here are a few things to remember when packing your bag!

Tips for Packing Your Backpacking Bag



Your backpack should weigh around 20-35 lbs for a typical overnight trip lasting 1-5 days in mild weather conditions.

Water will be one of the heaviest things in your pack at 2.2 lbs per liter!



Pack weight shouldn’t exceed more than 20% of your body weight.

Share gear like stoves, tents, & water filters with your adventure buddies and thus share the weight!



Dress like a cartoon character and wear the same thing everyday. Hey, nobody said that backpacking smelt like roses.

Bring plenty of underwear and a couple pairs of socks, but rewear your clothing for multiple days.


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